Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2010: G


Gabor, Zsa Zsa
Born 6 February 1917  (Budapest, Hungary)
Nine-times married, cop-slapping actress. Was in a coma for a while after a collision between her car and a lamp-post on Hollywood's Sunset Boulevard in November 2002.
[Picture of Zsa Zsa Gabor]


Gaga, Lady
Born 28 March 1986  (New York City, New York, USA)
Glamorous pop star that dem kids are listening to.
[Picture of Lady Gaga]


Gahan, Dave
Born 9 May 1962  (North Weald, Essex, England)
Lead singer of veteran electro-rockers Depeche Mode.
[Picture of Dave Gahan]


Gall, Sandy
Born 1 October 1927  (Penang, Malaysia)
British journalist and former ITN newsreader & reporter.
[Picture of Sandy Gall]


Gallagher, Liam
Born 21 September 1972  (Burnage, Manchester, England)
Lead singer of Oasis with a distinctive singing stance. It's been argued that his attitude & behaviour in public was the catalyst to the downfall of standards in this country, but I think that's going a bit far. He's only a bloody singer...
[Picture of Liam Gallagher]


Garcia Marquez, Gabriel
Born 6 March 1928  (Aracataca, Colombia)
Latin American writer, author of "La Hojaresca" and "One Hundred Years of Solitude". Won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982.
[Picture of Gabriel Garcia Marquez]


Garden, Graeme
Born 18 February 1943  (Aberdeen, Scotland)
Qualified doctor, but became famous as one of "The Goodies", and has been involved in broadcasting ever since the late 1960s.
[Picture of Graeme Garden]


Gardner, Colin Colin Gardner is no longer with us
Born in Taunton, Somerset, England  (exact date unknown)

Died 3 July 2010  (Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire, England)

Age at death: 69  (read death notice)
Former Forest Green Rovers FC chairman & millionaire businessman. Born 1940.
[Picture of Colin Gardner]


Gardner, Martin Martin Gardner is no longer with us
Born 21 October 1914  (Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA)

Died 22 May 2010  (Norman, Oklahoma, USA)

Age at death: 95  (read death notice)
Wrote a popular mathematical puzzles column in "Scientific American" magazine for 25 years.
[Picture of Martin Gardner]


Garland, Seán
Born 7 March 1934  (Dublin, Republic of Ireland)
Member of the original Irish Republican Army before it changed to the Workers Party, which he became president of in 2000.
[Picture of Seán Garland]


Garner, James
Born 7 April 1928  (Norman, Oklahoma, USA)
TV and film actor who specialised in playing cowboys, sheriffs and detectives, most notably in 'Maverick' and 'The Rockford Files'. His real surname is Bumgarner, but for some reason he dropped the first syllable when he became famous.
[Picture of James Garner]


Garr, Teri
Born 11 December 1944  (Lakewood, Ohio, USA)
US film & TV star, now battling MS.
[Picture of Teri Garr]


Garrett, Leif
Born 8 November 1961  (Hollywood, California, USA)
Former teen actor & singing star, who has fallen on hard times with a number of drink & drugs related mishaps.
[Picture of Leif Garrett]


Gascoigne, Paul
Born 27 May 1967  (Gateshead, Co Durham, England)
Flawed genius of the football field, who played for Newcastle United, Spurs, Lazio, Rangers and of course England, when he wasn't busy boozing and/or crying. On and off the wagon constantly.
[Picture of Paul Gascoigne]


Gates, Bill
Born 28 October 1951  (Seattle, Washington, USA)
Absurdly rich and much-vilified chairman of Microsoft.
[Picture of Bill Gates]


Gates, Gareth
Born 12 July 1984  (Bradford, England)
Stammering singer who hit fame in 2002 in 'Pop Idol' before his career, ahem, stuttered...
[Picture of Gareth Gates]


Gauci, Salvu
Date and place of birth unknown
Terminally ill Maltese convicted murderer. Born 1946. Died in May 2010 but no obit.
[Picture of Salvu Gauci]


Gavin, John
Born 8 April 1931  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Actor, best known for his role as Janet Leigh's boyfriend in 'Psycho'.
[Picture of John Gavin]


Geelani, Syed Ali Shah
Born 29 September 1929  (Sopore, Kashmir)
Jammu and Kashmir seperatist leader.
[Picture of Syed Ali Shah Geelani]


Geeson, Judy
Born 10 September 1948  (Arundel, Sussex, England)
British film actress, now living and working in the US.
[Picture of Judy Geeson]


Geiges, Daniel
Born 25 January 1938  (Lachen, Switzerland)
Swiss businessman who was involved in selling Pakistan's nuclear secrets to the world. Now suffering from cancer.
[Picture of Daniel Geiges]


Geldof, Peaches
Born 16 March 1989  (London, England)
Waste of space and occasional TV presenter. Daughter of Sir Bob Geldof & Paula Yates, and she seems more intent in following her mother's footsteps, rather than her dad's.
[Picture of Peaches Geldof]


Gelli, Licio
Born 21 April 1919  (Pistoia, Italy)
Italian financier, former fascist and member of the masonic order P2 caught up in the Banco Ambrosiano scandal of 1982.
[Picture of Licio Gelli]


Genscher, Hans-Dietrich
Born 21 March 1927  (Reideburg, Germany)
Long serving foreign minister of (West) Germany.
[Picture of Hans-Dietrich Genscher]


George, Boy
Born 14 June 1961  (Eltham, Kent, England)
Cross-dressing lead singer of Culture Club and later solo artist, born George Alan O'Dowd.
[Picture of Boy George]


George, Vanessa
Born 30 November 1970  (Plymouth, Devon, England)
Nursery worker jailed for abusing children at a nursery in Plymouth as part of a paedophile ring.
[Picture of Vanessa George]


Gerrard, Steven
Born 30 May 1980  (Whiston, Merseyside, England)
Liverpool & England footballer.
[Picture of Steven Gerrard]


Gest, David
Born 11 May 1953  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Weird-looking former husband of Liza Minnelli, a US television producer who now appears in "celebrity" shows in the UK.
[Picture of David Gest]


Gibb, Robin (Died in 2012)
Born 22 December 1949  (Douglas, Isle of Man)
The ugly, unbearded one of the Bee Gees.
[Picture of Robin Gibb]


Gibbons, Billy
Born 16 December 1949  (Houston, Texas, USA)
AKA "Reverend Willie G", the guitarist in ZZ Top.
[Picture of Billy Gibbons]


Gies, Miep Miep Gies is no longer with us
Born 15 February 1909  (Vienna, Austria)

Died 11 January 2010  (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Age at death: 100  (read death notice)
Protector of Anne Frank in WWII. Pub fact: her first name inspired the noise that Road Runner makes when taunting Wile E. Coyote.
[Picture of Miep Gies]


Gilbert, Lewis
Born 6 March 1920  (London, England)
English film director, producer & screenwriter, notably of both war films and three James Bond movies.
[Picture of Lewis Gilbert]


Giles, Johnny
Born 6 November 1940  (Dublin, Republic of Ireland)
Former Leeds United midfield maestro turned RTE pundit.
[Picture of Johnny Giles]


Giles, Stine
Born in Norway  (exact date unknown)
Former waitress who married cricketer Ashley Giles. Currently ill with a brain tumour. Born 1969.
[Picture of Stine Giles]


Gilmar, (footballer) (Died in 2013)
Born 22 August 1930  (Santos, Brazil)
Born Gylmar dos Santos Neves, Gimar kept goal for Brazil in the 1958 and 1962 FIFA World Cups.
[Picture of (footballer) Gilmar]


Gilzean, Alan
Born 23 October 1938  (Coupar Angus, Scotland)
Footballer, formerly with Dundee, Spurs & Scotland.
[Picture of Alan Gilzean]


Ginsburg, Ruth Bader
Born 15 March 1933  (New York City, New York, USA)
First Jewish woman to be elected to the United States Supreme Court.
[Picture of Ruth Bader Ginsburg]


Giscard D'Estaing, Valéry
Born 2 February 1926  (Koblenz, Germany)
President of France from 1974-81.
[Picture of Valéry Giscard D'Estaing]


Gizenga, Antoine
Born 5 October 1925  (Mushiko, Bandundu, DR of Congo)
Former Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
[Picture of Antoine Gizenga]


Glazer, Malcolm
Born 25 May 1928  (Rochester, New York, USA)
American businessman, owner of Manchester United.
[Picture of Malcolm Glazer]


Glenn, John
Born 18 June 1921  (Cambridge, Ohio, USA)
Astronaut and politician - the first American to orbit Earth.
[Picture of John Glenn]


Glitter, Gary
Born 8 May 1944  (Banbury, Oxfordshire, England)
1970s glam rocker who was jailed in 1999 for possession of hardcore child porn. "Do you wanna be in my gang?" Er...we'll give it a miss, thanks, Gary.
[Picture of Gary Glitter]


Glover, Danny
Born 22 July 1946  (New York City, New York, USA)
Actor, best known for his performances in the "Lethal Weapon" series.
[Picture of Danny Glover]


Godfrey, Bob (Died in 2013)
Born 27 May 1921  (West Maitland, Australia)
Australian-born animator, chiefly known for 'Rhoobarb' and 'Henry's Cat'. Won best animated film short Oscar in 1976 for 'Great' about the legendary engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel.
[Picture of Bob Godfrey]


González, José Froilán (Died in 2013)
Born 5 October 1922  (Arrecifes, Buenos Aries, Argentina)
Former Formula 1 driver who was the first to win a Grand Prix for the Ferrari team in 1951.
[Picture of José Froilán González]


Goodall, Jane
Born 3 April 1934  (London, England)
Conservationist, known for her 45 year study of chimpanzees.
[Picture of Jane Goodall]


Goodman, John
Born 20 June 1952  (St Louis, Missouri, USA)
Rotund funnyman, actor and on-screen husband of Roseanne.
[Picture of John Goodman]


Goodyear, Julie
Born 29 March 1942  (Heywood, Lancashire, England)
Gobby Northern actress who played Bet Lynch in 'Coronation Street' for 25 years. Her off-screen love life has been the stuff of a tabloid editor's dreams: 3 short-lived marriages (one of which was annulled after the reception), 2 called-off engagements, numerous headline-grabbing relationships with other C-rate celebs, and a couple of lesbian flings to boot.
[Picture of Julie Goodyear]


Gorbachev, Mikhail
Born 2 March 1931  (Privolnoye, Stavropol, Russia)
Joined the Communist Party of the Soviet Union in 1952, rising steadily to become its General Secretary from 1985-91 and President of the USSR from 1990-91. Has a map of Italy tattooed on his head for some reason.
[Picture of Mikhail Gorbachev]


Gordimer, Nadine
Born 20 November 1923  (Springs, Transvaal, South Africa)
Nobel Prize-winning author, often considered a feminist writer, although she herself has always resisted this label.
[Picture of Nadine Gordimer]


Gordon, James
Born 17 May 1936  (place of birth unknown)
Baron Gordon of Strathblane. Managing director of Radio Clyde from 1973 to 1996. Chairman of Radio Audience Research (RAJAR) since 2003.
[Picture of James Gordon]


Gordy, Berry
Born 28 November 1929  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Record executive & producer, mostly associated with "Motown" music.
[Picture of Berry Gordy]


Gore, Al
Born 31 March 1948  (Washington D.C., USA)
Former US Vice President and Presidential candidate. Famously lost the 2000 election to George W. Bush depite having the majority of the popular vote. Now a prominent environmentalist who's documentary 'An Inconvenient Truth' won the Academy Award for best documentary feature in 2007.
[Picture of Al Gore]


Gore, Countess of Arran, Fiona (Died in 2013)
Date and place of birth unknown
In 1980 Fiona, Countess of Arran, was the first person to average 100 mph in an offshore boat and in 1981 was awarded the Segrave Trophy. Born 1918.
[Picture of Fiona Gore, Countess of Arran]


Górecki, Henryk Henryk Górecki is no longer with us
Born 6 December 1933  (Czernica, Silesia, Poland)

Died 12 November 2010  (Katowice, Poland)

Age at death: 76  (read death notice)
Polish classical composer.
[Picture of Henryk Górecki]


Gormé, Eydie (Died in 2013)
Born 16 August 1931  (New York City, New York, USA)
Singer and chanteuse, one of the pop act Steve and Eydie with her husband Steve Howard.
[Picture of Eydie Gormé]


Gough, Michael (Died in 2011)
Born 23 November 1917  (Kuala Lumpur, Malaya (now Malaysia))
Character actor who has played all sorts of serious roles, but is only ever remembered for being Alfred the butler in the late '80s/early '90s Batman movies.
[Picture of Michael Gough]


Gould, Diana (Died in 2011)
Date and place of birth unknown
Housewife from Cirencester who famously took on Margaret Thatcher in a phone-in on the TV show 'Nationwide' in 1982, over the whereabouts of the Argentine warship General Belgrano when it was torpedoed in the Falklands conflict. Born 1925.
[Picture of Diana Gould]


Grace, Nancy
Born 23 October 1959  (Macon, Georgia, USA)
Former Prosecutor, legal commentator and television personality.
[Picture of Nancy Grace]


Graham, Bill
Born 18 September 1918  (Kansas City, Missouri, USA)
American jazz saxophonist.
[Picture of Bill Graham]


Graham, Rev Billy
Born 7 November 1918  (Charlotte, North Carolina, USA)
Travelling evangelist who has been preaching his doctrine of sin and salvation around the world for almost 60 years. Diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1992.
[Picture of Rev Billy Graham]


Grammer, Kelsey
Born 21 February 1955  (Saint Thomas, US Virgin Isles)
Actor & comedian, best known as the lead role in "Frasier", but also for his roles in "Cheers" and "The Simpsons" (as the voice of Sideshow Bob). Suffered a heart-attack in 2008.
[Picture of Kelsey Grammer]


Granger, Farley (Died in 2011)
Born 1 July 1925  (San Jose, California, USA)
Actor, who although he is still working & often seen in the interviews that come with "Extra Bits" on DVD's, will be best remembered for his roles in "Rope" and "Hans Christian Andersen".
[Picture of Farley Granger]


Grant, Avram
Born 4 May 1955  (Petah Tikva, Israel)
Football manager, formerly of Chelsea and Portsmouth, now of West Ham United.
[Picture of Avram Grant]


Grant, Lee
Born 31 October 1927  (New York City, New York, USA)
Actress. Blacklisted by Hollywood in the 1950s.
[Picture of Lee Grant]


Grant, Russell
Born 4 February 1951  (Middlesex, England)
Large, camp TV and newspaper astrologer.
[Picture of Russell Grant]


Grantham, Leslie
Born 30 April 1947  (London, England)
Actor, who served 10 years for the murder of a German taxi driver before becoming an actor. Best known for his portayal of 'Dirty' Den Watts in Eastenders from the shows beginning in 1985 to 1989, his character seemingly killed off. He briefly returned from the dead in 2003 before leaving again in 2005 following an online sex scandal.
[Picture of Leslie Grantham]


Graves, Peter Peter Graves is no longer with us
Born 18 March 1926  (Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA)

Died 14 March 2010  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 83  (read death notice)
Actor, best known for his roles in "Mission Impossible" and "Airplane".
[Picture of Peter Graves]


Gray, Alasdair
Born 28 December 1934  (Glasgow, Scotland)
Scottish writer and artist. Won the Whitbread prize in 1992 for 'Poor Things'.
[Picture of Alasdair Gray]


Gray, Billy (Died in 2011)
Born 24 May 1927  (Ashington, Northumberland, England)
Former Nottingham Forest player, one of only two survivors of their 1959 FA Cup winning team.
[Picture of Billy Gray]


Gray, Dobie (Died in 2011)
Born 26 July 1940  (Simonton, Texas, USA)
Soul singer, best known for his cover of 'Drift Away' which was a massive hit in the US in 1973 and remains a radio staple to this day.
[Picture of Dobie Gray]


Gray, Dulcie (Died in 2011)
Born 20 November 1919  (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
British actress, widow of Michael Denison. Mostly on stage, though she did appear on "Howard's Way" in the 1980s, as well as in many other films.
[Picture of Dulcie Gray]


Gray, Macy
Born 6 September 1967  (Canton, Ohio, USA)
US R&B singer known for her rasping voice. Hyped to the trees ten years ago.
[Picture of Macy Gray]


Gray, Rose Rose Gray is no longer with us
Born 28 January 1939  (Bedford, Bedfordshire, England)

Died 28 February 2010  (London. England)

Age at death: 71  (read death notice)
Co-founder of the successful River Café Italian restaurant in London.
[Picture of Rose Gray]


Gray, Vivean
Born 20 July 1924  (Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire, England)
TV actress - played Mrs Mangel in Aussie soap "Neighbours".
[Picture of Vivean Gray]


Grayson, Kathryn Kathryn Grayson is no longer with us
Born 9 February 1922  (Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA)

Died 17 February 2010  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 88  (read death notice)
Actress and singer, who appeared in a lot of film musicals in the 1940s & 1950s.
[Picture of Kathryn Grayson]


Greatbatch, Shaun
Born 13 July 1969  (Newmarket, Suffolk, England)
Darts player, now suffering from cancer.
[Picture of Shaun Greatbatch]


Greaves, Jimmy
Born 20 February 1940  (Poplar, London, England)
British football legend.
[Picture of Jimmy Greaves]


Green, Seth
Born 8 February 1974  (West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
Actor, best known as Oz in 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' and Scott Evil in the Austin Powers franchise.
[Picture of Seth Green]


Greenberg, Mona
Date and place of birth unknown
Stage actress. Was married to the actor Karl Malden for 71 years until his death in 2009.
[Picture of Mona Greenberg]


Greenspan, Alan
Born 6 March 1926  (New York, New York, USA)
Economist, former US Federal Reserve chairman from 1987-2006.
[Picture of Alan Greenspan]


Greer, Germaine
Born 29 January 1939  (Melbourne, Australia)
Six-foot tall, tub-thumping feminist Aussie writer, best known for her book "The Female Eunuch" and her frequent appearances on chat shows, where she tries to make out that she isn't that scary really.
[Picture of Germaine Greer]


Gregg, Harry
Born 25 October 1932  (Tobermore, Northern Ireland)
Legendary ex-Manchester United & Northern Ireland goalkeeper who was a hero in the Munich Disaster, when he saved a number of people from death in the minutes after the plane crash.
[Picture of Harry Gregg]


Grier, Rosey
Born 14 July 1932  (Linden, New Jersey, USA)
Former New York Giants football player, Christian minister, guitar-strumming folk singer and actor, who, despite his poncey name, is in fact a large hard bloke, Rosey being short for Roosevelt. Happened to be standing next to Sirhan Sirhan when the latter shot and killed Robert F. Kennedy in 1968, whereupon he promptly disarmed and captured him.
[Picture of Rosey Grier]


Griffin, Nick
Born 1 March 1959  (Barnet, London, England)
Odious leader of the British National Party. Made a controversial appearance on BBC TV's 'Question Time' in 2009. Now an MEP.
[Picture of Nick Griffin]


Griffith, Andy (Died in 2012)
Born 1 June 1926  (Mt. Airy, North Carolina, USA)
American TV personality, star of the eponymous "Andy Griffith Show".
[Picture of Andy Griffith]


Griffiths, Richard (Died in 2013)
Born 31 July 1947  (Thornaby-on-Tees, England)
Gargantuanly fat character actor, perhaps at his best as the lusty Uncle Monty in "Withnail and I" (1987). He also used his canny knack for dialect to take on two roles as Dr Mannheimer/Earl Hacker in "Naked Gun 2˝" (1991), and wobbled his boat-load of jowls as Uncle Vernon Dursley in "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone".
[Picture of Richard Griffiths]


Grout, James (Died in 2012)
Born 22 October 1927  (London, England)
Actor, a frequent face on British TV ("Shelley") & radio - ("Old Harry's Game") etc.
[Picture of James Grout]


Grylls, Bear
Born 7 June 1974  (Donaghadee, Northern Ireland)
Adventurer and TV presenter. Appointed the youngest ever Chief Scout in 2009.
[Picture of Bear Grylls]


Guccione, Bob Bob Guccione is no longer with us
Born 17 December 1930  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)

Died 20 October 2010  (Plano, Texas, USA)

Age at death: 79  (read death notice)
Founder & former publisher of Penthouse magazine.
[Picture of Bob Guccione]


Guillet, Amedeo Amedeo Guillet is no longer with us
Born 7 February 1909  (Piacenza, Italy)

Died 16 June 2010  (Rome, Italy)

Age at death: 101  (read death notice)
One of the most decorated military officers in Italian history. Led a guerrilla campaign in Ethiopia during WWII, earning the nickname of the 'Devil Commander'.
[Picture of Amedeo Guillet]


Gumbel, Bryant
Born 29 September 1948  (New Orleans, Louisiana, USA)
US TV journalist sports reporter, best known for NBC's 'The Today Show'.
[Picture of Bryant Gumbel]


Gun Mo, Li
Born 4 May 1926  (P’yongan-namdo Province, North Korea)
Prime Minister of North Korea from 1986 to 1988.
[Picture of Li Gun Mo]


Gurung, Lachhiman Lachhiman Gurung is no longer with us
Born 30 December 1917  (Dakhani, Tanhu, Nepal)

Died 12 December 2010  (London, England)

Age at death: 92  (read death notice)
One of the few living Victoria Cross holders.
[Picture of Lachhiman Gurung]


Gyatso, Tenzin
Born 6 July 1935  (Takster, Qinghai, PR of China)
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. According to our contributor, he's a nice guy, you'd want him for a grandfather, and he is both the head of state and the spiritual leader of Tibet.
[Picture of Tenzin Gyatso]

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